I have not been through this and only know of members who have had total replacements. I am bumping this to the top in hope someone in our community will see it and provide insight for you. Did the doctor provide specifics on what he was recommending be done during the partial knee replacement? I have read about cartiledge replacements and bone replacements.
Thank you for the help. The doctor did not give any specifics just that it was a partial replacement and not a full knee replacement.
I had a partial replacement in March of 2007. Due to my os cutting too much away from the tibia, I had to have a revision to a total in Oct. 2007. I do have several friends that have had a partial and they are doing fantastic. If you trust you surgeon, and he is qualified to do the partal. I would have it done. I have no arthritis pain in my right knee at all. It was well worth having it done.
Thank you for sharing your firsthand knowledge of this procedure!
Thank you so much for the information. I will share with my husband. I am glad you are doing better
You are more than welcome. Give hubby a good luck wish from me. And please, let me know what he decides to do.
I had a partial knee replacement ( unicompartmental/medial ) in May 2003. It was not what the surgeon told me it would be. Seems it went to Fla and somehow obtained knowledge on procedure. Apparently I was the first patient he performed procedure on. He did not tell me this. He told me he had done many and with great success. I was way overweight and MD knew I was planning on gastric bypass. He went ahead with surgery due to severe pain. Was too, bone on bone. Grade IV. Now I need to have revision and have all hardware removed and total replacement done. The reason I opted for partial was I was told I could be back at my desk in 3 weeks. I was out 4 1/2 months. I wish many times over and over I had gone ahead and had total. Mine was done 5 1/2 years ago and I am sure there has been much advances in procedure. Since the lateral aspect o my knee was also damaged, just not as bad as medial, I chose partial and I needed to get back to work. If you trust MD and has done many partials and the lateral side is ok, your husband should have good results. Prayers for success in whatever he chooses. Madlyn